Ford’s new subcompact pickup to be named MaverickMay 1, 2020
According to “leaked” information, the upcoming truck of the American brand may receive the old name Maverick. The official debut of the new pickup is expected to take place in 2021.
Since we learned about Ford’s plans to produce a new small pickup truck, which in the current model range of the automaker will be located immediately under the mid-size Ranger, rumors began to appear on the Internet about what name the new car could get. It seems that the “blue oval” is interested in reviving one of the names of its old models, but it seems that it will not be Courier or Ranchero, as previously thought.
Our friends from the foreign edition of The Fast Lane Truck received from an anonymous source what appears to be the back door for Ford’s new workhorse. It can be seen that this is a virtual drawing. So, on the back door you see the name Maverick.
The name Maverick was previously used for a small two- and four-door sedan sold in the United States during most of the 1970s, with rear-wheel drive layout and an in-line Six or V8 engine.
The same brand name was used in the late 1980s and first half of the 1990s in Australia, where Ford sold the updated fourth-generation Nissan Patrol Y60 SUV. In Europe, in the 1990s, Ford used the name Maverick for its Nissan Terrano II-based SUV, and then in the 2000s it again resurrected the name for the first-generation Escape crossover.
It is worth noting that Maverick name data was found earlier this year in Ford’s internal parts catalog. At that time, it was believed that this name was intended for the smaller of the two versions of the revived Bronco SUV.
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